With the county of Berkshire being densely populated and the source of so many industries, there are plenty of people who need to be kept warm and comfortable here. Towns like Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead are fine places to live, yet they’re not the cheapest, so homeowners need to be on the ball to keep their expenses low.
Today, shopping around for the right energy supplier can seem less like a search for competitive savings, and more an attempt to mitigate the inevitable cost increases. Due to the fluctuating cost of oil, saving money by conserving energy has become a priority for many householders. Insulation plays a pivotal role in these savings.
Are home insulation savings worthwhile?
Absolutely. According to the Energy Saving Trust, an average semi-detached home could save an annual:
- £150 with loft insulation
- £415 with cavity wall insulation or £270 with solid wall insulation
- £80-£120 with double glazing
With such significant savings on offer, and with some being obtainable with a payback of under three years, the incentives for energy efficiency are fiscal as well as environmental. Better still, funding for many of these interventions is being made available by the government under its Green Deal scheme.